Applicant #10: Mitchell Jameson

Mitchell Jameson is a 18-year-old from Bangor.

Mitchell's video application:

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Mitchell's current situation:

I'm an 18 year old full-time College Student who works a part time job. Summer is upon me and though Burger King is great I wish to move onto bigger and better things.

When I'm not working or attending class I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing sports and gaming.

I play ultimate Frisbee twice every week, I swim, camp, and canoe, along with a multitude of other activities. I play tabletop games, board games, and video games. I do all of these while enjoying the company of my friends and family.

Mitchell's blog post:

Although I can't see into the future it is something that is important to me. I have always had a plan to where I was going in life. The plan changes continually but I still have a sense of direction. No matter what direction I was going it always required money. Lucky for me I have been frugal for as long as I can remember. Sometimes people’s lives don't follow their plan and need help. I try to be the net that catches my friends when they fall.

As a freshman in high school I already knew what College I was going into and what classes I was going to take. I knew I was going to attend UTC (United Technologies Center) for my junior and senior year of high school. I KNEW I was going to grow up and be a carpenter. I loved (and still do) making things with my hands like making a ramp out of wood with my friend was the best feeling ever. Things changed my junior year of high school when I joined FIRST Robotics. I had so much fun building a robot I decided I was going to take the computer repair/ robotics class at UTC my senior year. In that class I found my love for computers. My life plan then changed into becoming a computer repair technician, I was (and still am) always on the computer so why not find out how they work.

These plans always had a catch, they require money. College for example doesn't come cheap. As a kid I would always save money I got, sometimes even skipping on candy, which as a kid I loved. When I was 14 I decided I should get a job to earn some money to help save up for the rest of my life. I couldn't do so till I was 15 and 13 days after I turned 15 I got accepted to work at Burger King. I have been working there ever since and feel it's time to step up to bigger things.

Sometimes even when you have things planned out things go wrong. Like in chess when you plan four moves ahead and your opponent does something unexpected and you have to readjust you plan. These things happen to everyone and sometimes you need a support. I try to be that support for my friends and sometimes complete strangers. I gave my friend a place to stay when he was kicked out of his house and was homeless, because he needed that support. If I could mix my frugality with my willingness to help people on a large scale (such as a spokesperson) I see my generation having a brighter future.